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19th June 2015 10:51

Riley Agrees To Join Rovers
Tue 09 Jun 2015

Defender added to Gary Brabin's squad
Defender Martin Riley has today agreed to join Tranmere Rovers on a one-year deal subject to a medical.

The 28-year old 6 foot 3 inch centre-back has spent the last two seasons with Mansfield Town, his second spell at the One Call Stadium, where he made 64 appearances in League Two for The Stags.

Read more at http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/article/riley-agrees-to-join-rovers-2487029.aspx#2EPCHsY1XyyOFKRR.99

His first spell with Mansfield saw Riley help them to reach the Conference play-offs, while he later reached the play-offs again with Wrexham, also winning the FA Trophy in a season with the Racecourse Ground side.

Riley began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before moving to Shrewsbury Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Cheltenham Town. His contract will come into effect on July 1st.

Manager Gary Brabin said, “I’m delighted to bring Martin to the Club. He’s a good competitor who has played alongside Ritchie Sutton before so there is a good understanding already between them.

“He has good experience of this league and the one above so I’m sure he’ll be an excellent acquisition for the Club.”


Riley: "It's A Massive Club"
Tue 09 Jun 2015

Defender is delighted at his move to Prenton Park
Martin Riley is pleased to be joining Gary Brabin's squad after agreeing a one-year deal at Prenton Park.

The 28 year-old says that the club sold itself to him and he's looking to get Rovers back in the Football League.

Read more at http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/article/riley-its-a-massive-club-2487166.aspx#xlbj47hpBo6aFX3y.99

He said, "I'm delighted to put pen to paper and get it sorted. It's a massive club. The gaffer has great desire to get us out of the league.

"I always said that if I was going to drop down the division that it would have to be for someone who was going to be contending for the title, and I'm satisfied that is going to be the case here.

"I've got a lot of experience in this league so hopefully I can help this club get back into the Football League.

"I was injured at the back end of last season at Mansfield when Tranmere played at Field Mill, but the support from Tranmere at that game was unbelievable so I know it's a massive club and I'm looking forward to getting started."



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